September 14, 2005
Carrier-grade Skype-filter

WTF? Verso Introduces Carrier Grade Skype(TM) Filtering Technology

Applications such as Skype enable an end-user to utilize a computer with an Internet connection to place a voice call to another end-user who is also running a Skype application, free of charge, over the internet. VoIP calls break conversations into data packets that get routed over the Internet, which is more efficient and less expensive than the traditional circuit-switched phone system. However, these calls typically run through multiple carriers' IP networks and consume large amounts of bandwidth. This traffic runs outside the traditional carrier revenue generation models and is therefore highly undesirable for them. Furthermore, carriers currently do not have a feasible way to separately monitor and restrict this type of traffic on their network. Verso's new technology would fill this void.
I can see why they want to do this, but if enough ISPs / backbone carriers start filtering out P2P VoIP traffic, the remaining ISPs will be overloaded -- istn't this just about moving the problem into someone else's court...?

(via forum.skype.com)

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"However, these calls typically run through multiple carriers' IP networks and consume large amounts of bandwidth."

Well, VoIP consumes less bandwidth than the old style telephone calls and the latter calls also run through multiple carriers.

"This traffic runs outside the traditional carrier revenue generation models and is therefore highly undesirable for them."

Makes me wonder what the traditional carrier revenue model is, if it isn't selling bandwidth.

Posted by: Håkon on September 14, 2005 08:34 PM
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